Society
' Annick Kabatesi: “It is a loss for both the artists and country”

Burundi not represented in Francophonie games

07-26-2017 “We have not so far been informed about the reasons for the cancellation of our participation in the Francophonie games at the last minute”, says Annick Kabatesi, head of the fashion company which makes clothes from ficus tree, who was among participants in the competition. The Francophonie games that (...)
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“Dear Jean, we will never forget you!”

07-21-2017 Iwacu Press Group commemorates one year of the disappearance of its journalist, Jean Bigirimana, who has gone missing since 22 July 2016. No evidence of his death so far . “You were a colleague, a friend and brother. Your sense of responsibility, your passion for journalism, your professionalism and (...)
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Jean Bigirimana “is not on holidays”!

07-21-2017 By Antoine Kaburahe On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague … A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of “disappearance”? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It’s always this (...)
' Joseph Butore, Second Deputy President launching the doctoral programme at the University of Burundi.

University of Burundi Launches a PhD programme

07-20-2017 On 20 July, the University of Burundi has officially launched the doctoral programme for candidates who already hold a Master’s degree. “Students will no longer need to apply for doctoral programme in foreign countries”, says Juma Shabani, Director of the Doctoral School at the University of Burundi. He says (...)
' Burundian refugees in Lusenda camp in DR Congo.

Political actors accuse EAC of helping Burundi Government force refugees to return

07-19-2017 A visit to a Burundi refugee camp in Tanzania by delegations and personalities mainly from the EAC was seen by critics as a move to force the refugees to return. Following a visit of different delegations from EAC, AU, Tanzania and Kenya to a Burundi refugee camp in Tanzania, (...)
' The population of Kinama, in Mubimbi commune of Bujumbura province

Burundi population quadrupled from 1961 to 2017

07-11-2017 The Minister of Health calls on all Burundians to significantly reduce the birth rate. She says the average population density is 400 inhabitants per square kilometer, which is a hindrance to development in a country where 90% of the population depend on agriculture and livestock. On the occasion of (...)
' Dr Pontient Ndabashinze, Director of Kamenge University Hospital (CHUK): “Of course, there was a mistake, that is, lack of communication between doctors”.

Newborn baby death due to “lack of communication”, doctor says

07-02-2017 Earlier this week at a Bujumbura hospital, a baby born to a mother in a coma died after no doctors were available to help. Dr Pontient Ndabashinze, Director of Kamenge University Hospital, known as Roi Khaled, has told IWACU that the absence of doctors was due to “a lack (...)
' Adelin Ntanoga, in the middle, delivering the opening speech of the workshop

Advertorial / Public services for ending inequality and poverty

06-30-2017 ActionAid Burundi organized at Best Outlook Hotel (Bujumbura) a reflection workshop on the transformative vision of public services to reduce inequality and poverty in Burundi in the framework of the United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated on June 23th, 2017. The ActionAid Burundi’s Programs and Policy Director, M. Adelin (...)
' Nurses gather after their two-hour strike. They expressed concern that the gesture might be interpreted by doctors at CHUK as a declaration of war.

Baby born dead, mother in coma due to doctor’s absence, nurses claim

06-29-2017 A mother who had gone into coma had a stillborn because the doctor who was expected to be on duty on Wednesday night was ABSENT, say the nurses unions at the unique University Hospital of Burundi. A mother fell into coma and gave birth to a dead baby at (...)
' President Pierre Nkurunziza: “Sensitization to HIV/AIDS must be stepped up”.

Sensitization to HIV AIDS must be stepped up, President says.

06-28-2017 On 27 June 2017, the National Council for the fight against HIV/AIDS organized an ordinary general assembly. The President of the Republic thanked the council and said there is still a long way to go. He called for much sensitization to HIV. In his opening speech, the President of (...)